When guards are allowed to beat and rape women at a Florida prison, who are the real felons?
The main entrance of Lowell Correctional Institution on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 19, 2018. - Emily Michot/Miami Herald/TNS

The U.S. Department of Justice didn’t say it, but we will: In addition to the criminals behind bars at Lowell Correctional Institution in Ocala, Florida, there just as surely are criminals among the prison guards, too. In a report released on Tuesday, the Justice Department excoriated Florida Corrections, having found that officers at Lowell, one of the largest women’s prisons in the nation, have “raped, sodomized, beaten and choked female inmates.” Investigators reviewed over 100,000 pages of documents and interviewed dozens of inmates at Lowell. They found the pattern of abuse so systemic an...